About Harry Robertson

Reporter covering economics and markets. You can send me stories or get in touch at harry.robertson@cityam.com

August 2019 articles

European stock markets slip back into red after German economy shrinks
European stock markets slip back into red after German economy shrinks
European stock markets have fallen into the red this morning after Germany’s economy shrank in the second quarter. Read more: [...]
August 14, 2019
Balfour Beatty shares rocket after profit jump
Balfour Beatty shares rocket after profit jump
Shares in construction giant Balfour Beatty have surged 11.8 per cent this morning after its results showed pre-tax profit grew [...]
August 14, 2019
German economy shrinks in second quarter as exports slump
German economy shrinks in second quarter as exports slump
Germany’s economy shrank in the second quarter of the year as weak global demand caused exports from the former powerhouse [...]
August 14, 2019
Chinese industrial output growth slows to 17-year low
Chinese industrial output growth slows to 17-year low
China’s industrial output growth slowed to a 17-year low in July as the signs mount that the trade war with [...]
August 14, 2019
US pulls back from applying fresh tariffs to Chinese tech goods
US pulls back from applying fresh tariffs to Chinese tech goods
The Trump administration has pulled back from slapping tariffs on certain products from China such as laptops and mobile phones, [...]
August 13, 2019
US inflation picks up amid presidential pressure for rate cuts
US inflation picks up amid presidential pressure for rate cuts
US inflation picked up in July as the cost of gasoline and housing rose, raising the possibility the Federal Reserve [...]
August 13, 2019
UK wage growth hits 11-year high despite shrinking economy
UK wage growth hits 11-year high despite shrinking economy
Britons’ wages grew faster than at any time since the financial crisis in the three months to June, official figures [...]
August 13, 2019
Global stock markets spooked by Hong Kong and Argentina
Global stock markets spooked by Hong Kong and Argentina
Global investors are having a nervous morning as unrest in Hong Kong drags down Asian stocks and market turmoil shakes [...]
August 13, 2019
John Menzies falls to a loss after Boeing 737 Max groundings
John Menzies falls to a loss after Boeing 737 Max groundings
Airport services firm John Menzies has become the latest company to suffer from the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max jets, [...]
August 13, 2019
Pre-tax profit at online trader Plus500 plunges over 80 per cent
Pre-tax profit at online trader Plus500 plunges over 80 per cent
Trading website Plus500 saw pre-tax profit plunge by over 80 per cent in the first half of the year compared [...]
August 13, 2019